Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Paramount Theatre
Better than: Four 20-year-olds put together.
It's doubtful that any aspiring musicians think to themselves, "I want to be the best performer in the world when I'm 78." And yet, last night's performance by Leonard Cohen makes concerts put on ... More >>
Bob Dylan is 71. Always-strong critical showings from such septuagenarian contemporaries as Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Tom Zé still don't even come close to his towering impact. After all, they weren't presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's probably the only musician in America ... More >>
It's Thursday morning and Laura Gibson has only a couple hours left before the tour starts. She's almost due to take off from Portland, her home, and drive to San Francisco, where her five-piece band will make their first stop.
Before she heads out, there are songs to rehearse, a van to pack up an ... More >>
SF Weekly readers probably haven't forgotten the disastrous blaze that consumed several Western Addition buildings just three days before Christmas. But you can stop wondering what happened to those unfortunate victims, and start helping them. St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church is hosting the B ... More >>
Deirdre O'CallaghanThat's Nick on the left, with fangs put away for the moment.Confession: We, like many others, are terrified of Nick Cave. As excited as one would be to interview the demon prince of Australian rock ahead of tonight's Grinderman show at the Warfield, we also ran into considerabl ... More >>
Lorca Cohen"Famous Blue Raincoat?" "Hallelujah?" Any of the other dozens of classic tearjerking plaints and pleads this Canadian standard, Leonard Cohen, has authored? Well, if you haven't seen him play them yet, here is your chance.
While most of the music world is far away drinking excessively and waiting in line for sweaty, packed shows at SXSW, we San Franciscans still have plenty of homegrown activities to keep our culture palette satisfied. Here's your chance to check out the up-and-coming local acts and artists that yo ... More >>
April 15, 2009
The Paramount TheatreBy Steven Gdula
Better than: Most performers one quarter of his age.
Given the circumstances surrounding his current tour, no one would've blamed Leonard Cohen if he'd only played a 90-minute set Wednesday night at the Paramoun ... More >>